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Owners

James Sampel

Owner/Girls Team Coach

James joined the KGDC staff in 1998.  He brought with him five years of experience teaching instructional gymnastics and coaching team gymnastics in the state of Kansas. James is one of the four owners of KGDC and coaches the Twisters Levels 7 through Elite.

jsampel@sbcglobal.net

Kristen Butcher

Owner/ Instructional Gymnastics Director

Kristen began teaching gymnastics in 1990 at KGDC while in college at the University of Kansas. After receiving a B.S. Degree in Lifetime Health and Fitness, she left Kansas and moved to Boston. While in Boston, she was the director of a local gym for seven years. She returned to KGDC in 2003 as the Instructional Program Director and is also one of the four owners. 

kebutcher@gmail.com

Billie Pinkham

Owner

Billie Pinkham is one of the four owners of KGDC. Billie began teaching recreational classes at age 16 and started coaching competitive gymnastics in 1999. Billie graduated in 1997 and has a degree in Child Development from Oklahoma State University. Billie is married, has 4 children, and enjoys spending time with her family.

blpink@sbcglobal.net

Staff

Crystal Grasser

Office Manager 

Crystal Grasser is the Office Manager for KGDC. She began working for KGDC in November 2012. She is married and has 2 girls. Taylor, age 15, and Addi, age 8, is currently a level 4 for the KGDC Twisters. Crystal has her B.A. in Sports Administration from Wichita State University.

crystalkgdc@gmail.com

Sarah Bliss

Sarah Bliss

Xcel Program Director / Developmental Instructor

Katie King

Public Relations Director

Michael Kearns

Michael Kearns

Program Director Instructional & Team Cheerleading / Instructor

2018 Gymnastics & Cheerleading Team Coaches

Carrie Ard

Carrie Ard

Xcel Team Coach / Instructional Gymnastics

Katie Durbin

Katie Durbin

JO Team Coach

Jennifer Baugh

Jennifer Baugh

Xcel Team Coach / Instructional Gymnastics

Erin Gaither

Erin Gaither

Xcel Team Coach

Tracy Steele

Tracy Steele

JO Team Coach

Kate Heideman

Kate Heideman

Instructional Gymnastics

Rodney Brown

Cheer Coach / Instructional Cheer

Instructional Coaches

Kyle Kurtz

Kyle Kurtz

Instructional Cheer

Bethany Roush

Instructional Gymnastics

Erik Kangas

Ninja Storm Instructor

Christy Naik

Instructional Gymnastics

Malyssa Weathered

Malyssa Weathered

Instructional Gymnastics

Aubrey Stewart

Instructional Gymnastics

Izzy Rodrequez

Izzy Rodrequez

Instructional Gymnastics

Anna Johnson

Instructional Gymnastics